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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to an overwhelming response from the community, the City of East Lansing is extending the deadline to purchase brick pavers for Patriarche Park to Tuesday, Oct. 15. The personalized, engraved brick pavers will be installed at the entryway of Patriarche Park’s playground in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the Playground in the Park “Re-Imagined” project.Community members have the option of purchasing a 4”x 8” brick paver for $100 (three lines of text, 14 characters per line) or an 8”x 8” brick paver for $150 (four lines of text, 14 characters per line). A total of 40 brick pavers must be sold to make this project a success. To purchase a brick paver, an online and printable order are available at https://cityofeastlansing.com/2024/Playground-in-the-Park-Re-Imagined or community members can contact Jane Stone at (517) 319-6809 or email@example.com.About the ProjectIn 2014, the City of East Lansing and East Lansing Rotary Club partnered for the Playground in the Park “Re-Imagined” project. The idea behind the project was to bring a new playground to the park designed by the community, built by the community and with funds raised by the community. In addition to involving the community in the design phase of the project, community members were invited to help build the new playground. The project was funded in part by a $300,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant as well as several generous sponsorships and contributions from the community. Thanks to the grant and contributions, the community installed a new, 1.2-acre playground that features a wide variety of colorful play equipment, a poured-in-place playground surface, a rain garden, a brick entry plaza, walkways and much more.
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